[PDF] Driving forward system working : a snapshot of early progress in collaborative commissioning

NHS Providers
NHS Providers
Publication date:
14 December 2018


This report, commissioned by both NHSCC and NHS Providers, therefore explores emerging practice in systems that are rethinking the way in which they plan and design services at a local level to support the delivery of joined-up and sustainable care. It revisits views from leaders in CCGs, providers, national bodies and think tanks about the concept of strategic commissioning, particularly as CCGs are increasingly working together to focus on outcomes across larger geographies and reduce management costs. It also explores views about the likelihood that providers will take on more of the activities that NHS England (as a direct commissioner) or CCGs currently undertake – be that to help develop service specifications or lead on pathway redesign.